Song Lyric Sunday: Fire – ‘Fire On The Mountain’

There’s almost an embarrassment of riches when it comes to songs about ‘Fire’, the theme set this week for Helen’s ‘Song Lyric Sunday. And not just any old songs about fire – really good ones. I thought about James Taylor’s ‘Fire and Rain’, but after last week’s rather gloomy offering, I finally decided on something…

Song Lyric Sunday: Peace – ‘The Aftermath’

“War is over and battles are gone After the war no one has won” Well, this was a lot harder than I initially thought it would be. Helen’s theme for this week is ‘Peace’. Lots of songs about, or including the word ‘Peace’, of course – and peace could mean the absence of war or,…

My Music Lexicon: U is for Undertones (and U2)

Throughout this year of stately progress through my music lexicon, it’s become pretty clear that the late teens is the most important time for the development and fixing of musical tastes. Much of that, naturally, has to do with the music that was current during that period of seething hormones and general angst. So, lucky…